October 9th, 2009
02:07 PM ET
5 years ago

Romney: Party man in Nebraska tonight

The former Massachusetts governor will be the keynote speaker Friday night at the Nebraska Republican Party's biennial Founders' Day event.
The former Massachusetts governor will be the keynote speaker Friday night at the Nebraska Republican Party's biennial Founders' Day event.

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is lending a helping hand to Nebraska Republicans, the latest in a string of political favors as the 2008 presidential candidate surveys the 2012 landscape.

The former Massachusetts governor will be the keynote speaker Friday night at the Nebraska Republican Party's biennial Founders' Day event in Omaha.

Romney may make another run at the GOP presidential nomination next cycle, but an adviser says right now the former Massachusetts governor's concentrating on helping fellow Republicans in the next election.

"Gov. Romney is traveling the country, speaking to Republican organizations, raising money for candidates, and doing what he can to strengthen our party going into the 2010 elections," says Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.


Romney has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama, particularly his handling of foreign relations. At the recent Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island, Michigan, Romney said that the president is "above" the world stage and acting too much as a "neutral arbiter."

Last month, Romney also criticized Obama on national security matters at the Value Voters Summit, an annual gathering of social conservatives held in the nation's capitol.

Founders' Day is a significant fundraiser for the Nebraska GOP, and is held in appreciation of party activists and volunteers for their hard work to help candidates and the party.

All of the state's top elected Republican officials will also be at the dinner, including Gov. Dave Heineman, who is up for re-election next year. Party officials say the event is sold out, and will produce a record turnout.


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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. cgillette369

    ask Romney about healthcare in Mass?

    October 9, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  2. Yuck Rumney

    Plastic Mitt Rumney. It would be a cold day in hell before I paid a dime to hear this man.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    October 9, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  3. Fools and their freedoms are soon parted

    Keep it up Mitt, I will vote for you!!!!

    October 9, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  4. He'll Never Get A Nobel Peace Prize

    Racist Romney. He said he cried when blacks were admitted in the Morman church. I think he was crying BECAUSE blacks were admitted–the phoney.

    October 9, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  5. Dale

    Warmonger.

    October 9, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  6. chubby

    Run Mitt Run, the White House is going to have a vacancy after the 2012 election.

    October 9, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  7. Deb n Texas

    Who is Romney, again. I forgot!

    October 9, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    I'd like to see younger republicans stand up and take the place of the older (over 40 crowd) GOP that has tried to hold this country hostage with hate and fear and their spoiled child attitudes.

    Meghan McCain comes to mind – she's a moderate that could probably get a lot of positive attention for the party - it would sure beat the same old same old stuff we've heard from the GOP the last 20 or 30 years.

    Its's time for change, GOP. And not change for the worse (which is what has happened in the last few years).

    October 9, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  9. CM

    I would like to hear what your party has done beside criticizing Obama since day one and being sore losers.

    October 9, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  10. JN

    I wish I could be president, I wish , I wish, I wish.

    You'll fail again in 2012 bozo.

    October 9, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. Thomas

    Is he really the MAN from GLAD ?

    October 9, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  12. Ron

    Mitt Romney is better than what we have. Nobel prize for hope. That is all President Obama has. Good for the president, but this prize is not worth the wood it is printed on. Failed policies from the man who is run by the Chicago Way.

    October 9, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  13. Moderate Democrat

    Hopefully we see some of the morons that complain about Obama fund raising for his party get as unglued on Romney for doing the same.

    Guess we'll have to wait and see if they are simply partisan retards or consistant in their principals. I know what I'd put my money on....Partisan Retards is about the only thing that exists in the GOP.

    October 9, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  14. Farrell in Houston

    After RNC Chairman Michael Steele along with the help of Ed Rollins agreeing with the Taliban and Hammas about President Obama's Noble Peace Award it's going to take more than Romney to strengthen their party.

    October 9, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  15. victim of republican greed

    Mittens will just keep on throwing out allegations, hoping that something sticks. For the GOP, it has to be difficult to admit that you are among the 20% who claim to be republicans.

    October 9, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  16. reggie

    fair enough. but please remember that simply by becoming president He has broken a 234 year barrier and has inspired hope for millions not only here in America but all over the world. that a nation seen as arrogant and exclusive (lets face it that's what others think) can elect Obama shows hope that our nation can truly be the shining light for freedom and peace that we claim to be. That said we have a lot of work to do.

    October 9, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  17. matt

    Will he be bringing up how many jobs he helped outsource while he was a vulture capitalist?

    October 9, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  18. Splat!~

    The trees here in Iowa will no doubt lean to the west 'cause Romney sucks!~

    October 9, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  19. B

    This is probably the guy that the Democrats have to worry about the most in 2012. At least he is not arrogant and stupid like so many of his fellow Republicans.

    October 9, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  20. Moe, CA

    This clown will never be president. He skated through life on his father's name, and now he wants to bore the rest of us. He is mean-spirited and a chicken hawk. Tell us Rush...I mean Romney, what war did you serve in? What war have your FIVE SONS served in? Just what I thought, nada, zero.

    October 9, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  21. Donnygull

    Exactly who cares about this lunatic and where he is?;;

    October 9, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  22. ender

    I really don't see Romny having a chance against Obama. Sure, he'll move the base of his party. They will hail him as a great man. But so can Palin, and she stands no chance either.

    Their base will do them no good if their very narrow minded ideaologies disenfranchise the independants and scare the Democrats into voting.

    Basically what it comes down to in my opinion is this.....

    Many Democrats would rather have a congress and president who get things done, even if slowly, than a congress and president who care only for war, authoritarianism and the idea that independence means "every man for himself".

    We are NOT an "Army of one". We are a civilization of people whos assention to highest on the food chain was brought about by our ability to work together, learn from one another, and build OUR world as a people.

    October 9, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  23. ThinkAgain

    You know, the difference between all these Republicans starting their candidacies in hope of securing the Republican presidential nomination and President Obama's long run to the White House is after 22 months of hard work and scrutiny, Americans saw strength, intelligence, perseverance and the proper temperament in Barack Obama to be President of the United States.

    All we've learned about this GOP field of hopefuls is how unqualified and out of touch they all are, what with their tried-and-failed policy ideas and divisive approach to governing. (Not to mention their whining and hate/fear-mongering).

    October 9, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  24. yuri

    He sounds like he is one of the reasonable and sane guys in the GOP gang of goons.

    October 9, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  25. big papa

    All Republicans may not be traitors…

    …but there's no doubt that the Republican Party is the Party of TRAITORS…

    …Take South Carolina confederate Jim DeMint…

    …he went to Honduras to promote a military coup…

    …he's hinting (like many of his co-conspirators in his Party, Joe confederate Wilson)…

    …that the same should happen here…

    …I say Dems have to conduct a preemptive strike…

    …Patriot Act these conservative scumbag traitors…

    …classify DeMint, his constituency who supports him, and his co-conspirators (Joe confederate Wilson, Michelle Bachman, and Rush Limbaugh)…

    …as domestic terrorists…

    …then take appropriate action to thwart their plot against our government…

    …Remember the tea baggers' signs?: "We came unarmed, this time"…

    …Time to kill it before it grows…

    October 9, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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